La Ventana is approximately 40 minutes south of La Paz and 2 hours north of the Cabo airport.
Flights into La Paz (airport code: LAP) are typically more limited and more expensive, so most international visitors fly into Cabo (airport code: SJD)
Download PDF for driving directions from La Paz and Cabo airports. Most navigation apps on your phone will also take you right to the hotel.
Renting a Car:
For independence with day trips and down-winders, renting a car is your best option.
The drive from both airports is safe and beautiful. The only hazard worth mentioning is that Baja highways don’t have cattle fencing.
If you see cows or other animals near the road, slow down! If you drive at night, drive more slowly and always be alert for cows in the road.
Both airports have typical rental car options. Our recommendations are Cactus and BBB because they include the mandatory insurance in their Internet pricing.
Other companies may advertise a lower rate, but will wait until you are on-site to charge for insurance. Mexican law requires you buy insurance when renting a car.
Booking a Shuttle:
If you prefer not to drive, we recommend Samuel Lucero shuttle service. Samuel’s licensed drivers are experienced and dependable.
To arrange a shuttle send an email a few days in advance with your detailed information (name, # passengers, airline, flight #, arrival time) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Est. cost for shared shuttle: $40-$80 USD per person depending on # of passengers
Est. cost for private shuttle: $150 – $180 depending on time of year, # passengers
Weather & What to Pack:
Baja is casual! A swimsuit, shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops will be all you need most days.
In winter months between November & February, evenings can get cool so also bring a hoodie or puffy jacket and consider a warm hat.
A 3.2 or 4.3 wetsuit is recommended depending on your tolerance. Don’t forget a shade hat and sunscreen.
For hiking, running, and biking bring close-toed shoes for cactus protection.
Beginner kiters may want to consider booties, though most people prefer not to wear them.